Grilled Chicken Caesar

Make your favorite restaurant salad at home with this easy grilled chicken caesar recipe. A simple rub and an easy dressing make this main dish salad come together in minutes.


4 servings (serving size: 2 1/2 cups salad mixture and 3 ounces chicken)
Total time: 18 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 18 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 289
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 2.8 g
Monofat 2.5 g
Polyfat 1.3 g
Protein 33.8 g
Carbohydrate 19 g
Fiber 3.2 g
Cholesterol 78 mg
Iron 2.9 mg
Sodium 429 mg
Calcium 186 mg


1 tablespoon chili powder
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 pound skinned, boned chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
Vegetable cooking spray
3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
3 tablespoons grated Romano cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (10-ounce) package ready-to-eat romaine salad
2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup plain croutons


Combine first 6 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well, and set aside.

Prepare grill or broiler. Place chicken strips on grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray, and cook 5 minutes on each side or until chicken is done.

Combine buttermilk and next 6 ingredients (buttermilk through garlic) in a large bowl; stir well. Add romaine salad, tomatoes, and croutons; toss gently to coat. Spoon salad mixture onto each of 4 plates, and top with chicken strips.

Note: Substitute 12 cups sliced romaine lettuce for 1 (10-ounce) package ready-to-eat romaine salad, if desired.

April 1996
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